Catrin Nilsmark

Catrin Nilsmark

Catrin Maria Nilsmark (born 30 August 1967 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on both the United States based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.

Amateur career

She had a very successful amateur career being a member of the Swedish national team from 1983-87. cite web
title = Catrin Nilsmark Player Profile
publisher = Ladies European Tour
url = http://www.ladieseuropeantour.info/profiles/010230.htm
accessdate = 2007-04-30
] She was the Swedish Junior champion in 1984 as well as winning that year's Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. cite web
title = Past Champions
publisher = Junior Orange Bowl
url = http://www.jrorangebowl.com/Events-index-id-40-g_id-11.html
accessdate = 2007-04-30
] She played one year of collegiate golf at the University of South Florida. cite web
title = Catrin Nilsmark Career Highlights
publisher = LPGA Tour
url = http://www.lpga.com/player_career.aspx?id=518
accessdate = 2007-04-30
]

Professional career

Nilsmark turned professional in 1987 but her early career was hampered by a whiplash injury sustained in a car accident. She had her maiden LET victory at the 1994 Ford Classic and joined the U.S. based LPGA Tour in 1995 having tied for 15th at the 1994 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status. She had two victories in 1999 at the Evian Masters on the Ladies European Tour and the Valley of the Stars Championship on the LPGA Tour.

Nilsmark played in the Solheim Cup in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000, sinking the winning putt in 1992 in Europe's first victory over the United States. She was the victorious European Solheim Cup captain in 2003 cite web
title = Nilsmark announced as 2003 European captain
publisher = LET Ladies European Tour
date = 2002-08-14
author = Martin Park
url = http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com/content/let_content_news.php?Id=4620&page=135
accessdate = 2007-04-16
] in her native Sweden despite suffering from a serious back injury cite web
title = Agony for Captain Catrin
publisher = LET Ladies European Tour
date = 2003-09-10
author = Martin Park
url = http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com/content/let_content_news.php?Id=4272&page=98
accessdate = 2007-04-16
] and the losing captain in the 2005 match. cite web
title = Catrin Nilsmark retains captaincy for 2005 Solheim
publisher = LET Ladies European Tour
date = 2004-02-16
author = Martin Park
url = http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com/content/let_content_news.php?Id=4370&page=89
accessdate = 2007-04-16
] She has been named Captain of The 2007 European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team. cite web
title = Nilsmark named Captain of The 2007 European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team
publisher = LET Ladies European Tour
date = 2006-07-10
url = http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com/content/let_content_news.php?Id=6250&page=18
accessdate = 2007-04-16
]

Nilsmark has two children, daughter Tuva Augusta( born 1997) and son, Sigge (born 2004)

Professional wins (3)

LPGA Tour (1)

*1999 (1) Valley of the Stars Championship

Other (2)

*1994 (1) Ford Golf Classic
*1999 (1) Evian Masters

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.ladieseuropeantour.info/profiles/010230.htm Profile on the Ladies European Tour's official site]
* [http://www.lpga.com/player_results.aspx?id=518 Profile on the LPGA Tour's official site]


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